Tag: "characterization" at biology news

Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimer's disease

...Ph.D., Lecturer, Tel Aviv University: "Hippocampus characterization of mice over-expressing APP and APOE3/4 using multi-dimensional MRI" Dr. Assaf will study the role that the biochemical substances APP a precursor protein to amyloid-, the gene apoE4, and environmental factors play in brain plasticity, degeneration ...

Fedoroff, of Penn State, to receive National Medal of Science

...rst plant genes. She then undertook the molecular characterization of the mobile elements -- now known as transposons -- discovered by maize geneticist and Nobel laureate Barbara McClintock in the 1940s. She cloned the first complete maize transposon and went on to study the molecular mechanisms that control the mo...

HWI researchers determine structure of protein from pathogen associated with CF and TB

...ical Chemistry. The study is the first structural characterization of this novel protein that is present in many bacteria including the pathogen that causes tuberculosis. It's well-known that bacteria need iron to grow and, when they are establishing an infection, they steal iron from the host. To do this, they m...

Major breakthrough in understanding how HIV interferes with infected cell division

...e defect in cell division induced by Vpr. Further characterization of this protein complex as well as the elucidation of the mechanism by which it affects cell division may open new avenues for therapeutic intervention against HIV. ...

New $1.16 million study investigates how dietary iron is used by cells

...urages studies that lead to the identification and characterization of the macromolecular players and vesicular compartments involved in metal ion homeostasis and metal trafficking. ...

NIH awards nearly $21 million to fund cutting-edge research equipment

...on, which plays an important role in the study and characterization of interactions between small organic molecules an...f post-translational modifications, and structural characterization of other compounds not involving proteins such as drugs and prostaglandins. University of Califor...

SNM advances professional definition for 'molecular imaging'

...COEstates: Molecular imaging is the visualization, characterization and measurement of biological processes at the molecular and cellular levels in humans and other living systems. The definition further elaborates: Molecular Imaging typically includes two- or three-dimensional imaging as well as quantification over ...

SNM recognizes R. Edward Coleman with 2007 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award

...de therapy of neuroendocrine tumors, the metabolic characterization of brain tumorsbefore and after therapyand development of new methods for characterizing neuroendocrine tumors. Coleman, who is board certified in both nuclear medicine and internal medicine, uses PET in researching the effects of chemotherapy, rad...

Existence of muscle-building stem cells points to regenerative therapies for muscular disease

...tation into diseased muscle, noting that molecular characterization of satellite stem cells should lead to identification of markers enabling their prospective isolation from human muscle tissue. "Alternatively," they added, "understanding the molecular regulation of satellite stem cell symmetric versus asymmetric ...

How E. coli evolves to adapt to changing acidity

... among the groups and revealed the first empirical characterization of the intricacies of evolution in response to variable pH," explain the authors. "Plans for future studies include the extension of this experimental evolution system applied to . . . ways in which E. coli may be evolving fitness to survive within...

Nanocomposite labeled cancer cells can be targeted and destroyed using lasers

...ichigan, Ann Arbor, MI, regarding the creation and characterization of a dendrimer nanocomposite (DNC) matrix containing silver clusters that can be used to target and destroy melanoma cancer cells. Composite NanoDevices (CNDs), are an emerging class of hybrid nanoparticulate materials. CNDs are made from dendrimer...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...2007. Biologic, antigenic, and full-length genomic characterization of a bovine-like coronavirus isolated from a giraffe. Journal of Virology, 81. 10: 4981-4990). Bites from Mosquitoes Not Infected with Malaria May Protect Against Future Infection A new study suggests that bites from mosquitoes not infected ...

DOE JGI sets 'gold standard' for metagenomic data analysis

...al DNA sequencing technologies, gene discovery and characterization is transitioning from single-organism studies to revealing the potential biotechnology applications embedded in communities of microbial genomes, or metagenomes. The field of metagenomics is still in its infancy -- the equivalent of the early days o...

Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards $14M to support physician-scientists

...lliott Bradner, M.D. Harvard University Design and characterization of highly potent inhibitors of HDAC6 Clark C. Chen, M.D., Ph.D. Harvard Medical School The molecular basis and therapeutic implications of genome instability during brain tumor progression Arlene Dent, M.D., Ph.D. Case Western Reserve Univers...

Research group gets $7 million to pursue new antibiotic agents

...rch team has four goals: the discovery and genetic characterization of phosphonate biosynthetic pathways; the biochemical reconstruction of those pathways that have antibiotic or other therapeutic potential; the bioengineering of medically useful phosphonates and their biosynthetic enzymes for economical production; ...

Other highlights from the April 18 Journal of the National Cancer Institute

...h lapatinib. "Our findings support that further characterization of HER2 expressing breast tumors, based on the presence or absence of p95HER2, may assist in the selection of the appropriate anti-HER2 therapy," the authors write. Contact: Maurizio Scaltriti, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital and Research Inst...

Researchers identify gene involved in dog size

...e of the journal Science. The identification and characterization of a key genetic variant that accounts for differences in dog size is particularly exciting because the underlying gene is present in all dogs and other diverse species, including humans, said Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., scientific director of the NHGRI...

U OF M awarded $22.5 million NIH contract to study avian influenza

...ies. The majority of diagnostic testing and virus characterization will occur at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicines Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Genomic Center. Faculty will obtain and characterize multiple types of influenza viruses, adding to the world database that supports resea...

Elsevier launches new journal, Marine Genomics

...ecosystem modelling, distribution and phylogenetic characterization of aquatic organisms, genomics applied to microbial ecology, tracking of infectious diseases and environmental stress. The journal will also publish reviews and topical special issues. Editor-in-Chief Prof. Giorgio Bernardi, President of the Stazi...

Genes and groups of genes commonly shared between species, studies show

...y comprehensive community genomic, or metagenomic, characterization of a natural microbial consortium. In 2005, Banfield and colleagues presented the first relatively large-scale analysis of the proteins that consortia members make to carry out the various metabolic tasks needed for life underground - work that revea...

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